Market Watch | Fall 2016
After a very quiet stretch for stocks in the second half of the summer, market volatility has returned in September. Much like shifting to busier fall schedules once September and the new school year begin, this pickup in volatility we’ve seen is normal from a historical perspective, but does require some adjustment after a quiet summer. Here are some of the key items to watch as we make our way through one of the most historically volatile months of the year.
Understanding Today’s Financial Environment
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